When a friend told me about the cookies using black bean, actually I laughed it off, only because it didn't sound tasty. Don't get me wrong. I am a totally open-minded person and willing to try new stuffs. Also do I like using black beans for cooking. (See my yummy veggie burger recipe here) But, tell me, how could you use black beans for baking to make sweet treats? But, since I read Wheat Belly a year ago, I got really interested in wheat-free, gluten-free cooking & eating. Honestly, I can't stop eating wheat product or baking bread or cakes. But, whenever I find a good gluten-free recipe, I try it at least once, to see if I like. My friend was so convincing that I got really curious. So, let's say, I tried this recipe out of curiosity. And also, baking different ingredients is fun!
And you know what. I loved it! It's really really good. It was so good that I baked a second batch right away.
It's true that for most of us, if not all, who have been so used to the chewy and soft texture and taste of wheat/gluten, gluten-free food taste is an acquired taste instead of a natural one. But, this chocolate black bean cookies are amazingly delicious both by conventional and unconventional means.
If you have craving for chocolate and sweet stuff, one chocolate black bean cookie may reduce your craving for a while. Also, beans fill your stomach. It also is a great afternoon snack!
Here goes the recipe for the Chocolate Black Bean Cookies~
(adapted from My new roots)